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Birds Of Dutch Gap

The Dutch Gap marshes were, as usual, teeming with wintering waterfowl. None came close enough for artistic photos, but I wanted to take one just to show the variety. Here it is. A sharp-eyed birder should be able to pick out six different species in this picture. (Three more--Northern Pintail, American Wigeon and Wood Duck--were too far away to get in the frame.)

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A pair of Double-Crested Cormorants loafing over the James River. I liked getting the chance to capture their deep blue-green eyes.

Hermit Thrush

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This juvenile Bald Eagle circled directly over me several times before flying away. It almost seemed like he was trying to decide if I was small enough to carry off and eat! Bald Eagles look more or less like this for four years before they acquire their famous all-white head and tail.

Virginia backyard birdsAn invasion of Red Admirals